News and views on weather in Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Snow moving into southern MB Friday
48hr snowfall forecast from RGEM up to 7 am Saturday April 6th
A low pressure system developing over Alberta tonight will track into North Dakota late Friday spreading an area of snow across southern Manitoba Friday into Saturday. Snow from this system is expected to move into southwest SW Manitoba Friday morning, before spreading into the Red River valley, including Winnipeg, Friday afternoon or evening. Snow is expected to continue Friday night into Saturday morning before tapering off from the west. At this point, it looks like the main swath of snow will be over SW Manitoba where 5-10 cm is possible by Saturday, with amounts of 2-5 cm expected in Winnipeg. Snowfall amounts will be lighter north and east of Winnipeg. Colder weather will be reinforced in the wake of this system early next week with temperatures remaining some 10-15C below normal for early April. Temperatures in Winnipeg have been below normal every day since March 10th, and the below normal temperature streak looks like it will continue through much of next week as the endless winter of 2012-13 drags on.